|CANINE HYDROTHERAPY TERMS
Hip Dysplasia - An abnormal development of the hip joint.
Elbow Dysplasia - An abnormal development of the elbow joint.
Cruciate Ligament - Cruciate ligaments crisscross within the knee joint and serve an anchoring function.
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease - Is a disorder of the hip joint.
Patellar Luxation (sub-luxation of patella) - The condition when the kneecap slips out of its usual resting place and lodges on the inside of the knee.
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) - Is the disorder in which there is degeneration of joint cartilage and formation of new bone at the joint surface.
Intervertebral Disk Disease - Everyone has heard of a slipped disk, but some may be surprised to learn that this is a common problem in the dog.
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) - Is a surgery performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.
Excision Arthroplasty or Femoral Head Ostectompy - Is a surgical procedure that removes the femoral head and neck from the femur.
Arthritis - Is a common condition in dogs characterized by progressive deterioration of articular cartilage in the joints of the limbs.
Spondylosis - Is a degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis, of the spinal vertebra and related tissue.
C.D.R.M - A degenerative disease of the spinal cord which causes hind limb problems in German Shepherds.